As we are a community initiative, we rely on local residents for our food donations, a few local businesses have drop off points for collections. We run a program called street challenge, which sees a donation drop for us once a month and this has been running for a full year and proves beneficial to us. We always keep our community up to date with our needs but, sometimes those needs are not met and this is where our cash donations are needed so that we can cover the shortfall of items, ensuring that we can supply a well balanced nutritional food parcel, also it’s not just food. We also supply self hygiene products and cleaning supplies. With Christmas approaching, this is where we see the numbers starting to rise and the increased demand means we need to push harder to source food and/or the donations to cover the shortfall. We aim to tackle food poverty, ensuring that nobody goes to sleep at night hungry. The work we do in our community has been recognized by the PM Boris Johnson in February 2020 with Point of Lights Award and just recently a national award as Amplifons Coronvirus Hero “Angel of the North” This just shows that the work we are doing is for the greater good of the community.